Healing Wounds of Deadly Conflict, Mt Elgon, Kenya

A microproject by Transforming Community for Social Change Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


This project will bring healing and reconciliation to communities on Mt Elgon. Over the last few months more than 30 people have been killed and 42 women raped by a gang of 17. Our Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities program will give 3 day workshops first for the rape victims and then their male fathers, husbands, and brothers. Community dialogues will be held into to determine methods of bringing reconciliation and peace to the communities involved.

total goal
monthly donors


In the last few months a gang of approximately seventeen members has killed over 30 members of the community and raped 42 women. Moreover over 600 families have fled their homes and gardens as they are afraid to sleep there at night which is when the gang attacks. These gang members were part of the Sabaot Land Defense Force that killed about 600 members of the community in 2006 to 2008 with another 100,000 people fleeing the mountain.


The Mt Elgon community is upset with the killings and rapes by the gang members. Over 600 families have fled their homes, mostly to local schools where they have become internally displaced people. Our project will promote community healing, reconciliation, and dialogues on how to make the community safe. These dialogues will include government officials and police.

Long-Term Impact

A violent conflict in a community affects at least 1000 people who are the recipients of the peacebuilding activities. Frequently the conflicts have deeper roots and by bringing past injustices and conflicts to the surface peaceful coexistence in enhanced. Strategies to confront subsequent violence in the community leads to peaceful resolutions of conflicts without retaliation and escalation. TCSC remains involved in the communities for years in order to build up firm foundations for peace.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Webpage - Transforming Community for Social Change
Project Leader:
David Zarembka
Kakamega, Kenya
$195 raised of $2,000 goal
5 donations
57 days left
$1,805 to go
Enter donation amount (minimum $10)
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate
Add Project to Favorites
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser
This microproject is connected to:
Microproject Disclaimer

Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Responding to Deadly Conflicts in Western Kenya. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.

If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.